Force health and safety

Supplement Your Knowledge

By Cmdr. Connie Scott, registered dietitian, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center  It seems like talk about dietary supplements are everywhere. If you listen to television and radio advertisements, all you have to do to achieve your physical and psychological health goals is walk into your local supplement store and pull out your credit card. Whether you want to build …

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Stressing the Positive: Steps to Harness and Reduce Stress (Part 2 of 2)

By Lt. Jesse Locke, clinical psychologist, Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Editor’s note: As a recap, from Lt. Locke’s first blog about reducing stress, here are the top six practices you can take to start making stress and worry work with you (not against) you.  1) Exercise 2) Take deep breaths throughout the day 3) Practice acceptance or “letting …

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Get Healthy Like A Man: Overcoming Obstacles

(Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, Navy Medicine is celebrating Men’s Health Month by urging our male Sailors, Marines, civilians and family members to “Get Healthy Like a Man.” Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery deputy public affairs officer, will be blogging about living healthy during the month.) By Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine …

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Men’s Health Week: Take Control of Your Health

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, director, public health and family medicine physician, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Men’s Health Week (June 10 – 14) is celebrated each year the week leading up to Father’s Day.   Whether you are a father or not, a visit with your health care provider is the best time and place to learn about your health risks and make …

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Technology Supports Sexual Assault Victims in Remote Locations

By Capt. Jan Manary, Medical Program manager for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (SAFE), U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The revised BUMED Instruction 6310.11 signed May 2, 2013 will establish the capability to conduct SAFE at shore and operational commands.  Understanding the access to medical forensic expertise is not uniformly available. Navy Medicine has partnered with the Department of …

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